Emergency War Surgery 5th US Revision

Emergency War Surgery 5th US Revision
Emergency War Surgery 5th US Revision
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This is the fifth edition of Emergency War Surgery. There is no comparable textbook on the best practices and principles of forward deployed trauma surgery. This update to the 2013 edition includes the latest lessons, techniques, and principles learned from US military engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. In the last decade and a half, the exceptional combat casualty care our military medical professionals have provided has led to the lowest mortality rate in the history of warfare. With the inclusion of the substantial advancements recently made in how we treat patients, this edition of Emergency War Surgery will become an even more valuable resource, particularly for our military medical personnel who will undoubtedly make even greater strides in the future. Over the years, this textbook has attracted readers beyond the surgical and critical care communities. It has been translated into 20 languages and has become an important reference for anyone in combat operations. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Weapons Effects and War Wounds

Chapter 2: Roles of Medical Care (United States)

Chapter 3: Mass Casualty and Triage

Chapter 4: Aeromedical Evacuation

Chapter 5: Airway/Breathing

Chapter 6: Hemorrhage Control

Chapter 7: Shock, Resuscitation, and Vascular Access

Chapter 8: Anesthesia

Chapter 9: Soft Tissue and Open Joint Injuries

Chapter 10: Infections

Chapter 11: Critical Care

Chapter 12: Damage Control Surgery

Chapter 13: Face and Neck Injuries

Chapter 14: Ocular Injuries

Chapter 15: Head Injuries

Chapter 16: Thoracic Injuries

Chapter 17: Abdominal Injuries

Chapter 18: Genitourinary Tract Injuries

Chapter 19: Gynecologic Trauma and Emergencies

Chapter 20: Wounds and Injuries of the Spinal Column and Cord

Chapter 21: Pelvic Injuries

Chapter 22: Extremity Fractures

Chapter 23: Amputations

Chapter 24: Injuries to Hands and Feet

Chapter 25: Vascular Injuries

Chapter 26: Burns

Chapter 27:Environmental Injuries

Chapter 28: Radiological Injuries

Chapter 29: Biological Warfare Agents

Chapter 30: Chemical Injuries

Chapter 31:Pediatric Care

Chapter 32: Care of Enemy Prisoners of War/Internees

Chapter 33:Battlefield Transfusions

Chapter 34: Compartment Syndrome

Chapter 35:Battlefield Trauma Sytems

Chapter 36: Emergency Whole Blood Collection

Chapter 37: Tactical Combat Casualty Care


Appendix 1: Principles of Medical Ethics

Appendix 2: Glasgow Coma Scale

Appendix 3: Department of Defense Trauma Registry

Abbreviations and Acronyms

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 Collectively, all branches of the military medical community through the application of practices provided by the Borden Institute will continue finding ways to improve life- and limb-saving as it has done for hundreds of years.

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